Growing crops in the fall and winter is possible in many parts of the United States, even Northern states with cold winters – as long as you have the right tools and understand the proper planting techniques.
This guide is a good overview of the basics, but you may be wondering – what should I plant? Here are a few top picks from The Soil King for the best vegetables to grow in the fall and winter.
Beets are delicious and can be grown at any time of year, but are particularly good when grown in cooler temperatures. The seedlings establish themselves well in cool, moist conditions, and when frost contacts beets, they respond by producing extra sugars – which makes them extra-tasty whether eaten on their own, or incorporated into a variety of other dishes.
Broccoli can survive temperatures as low as 28 degrees, so they are a good option if you live a slightly more temperate area where winter temperatures do not stay below 28 degrees for prolonged periods of time.
Who doesn’t love cabbage? It’s incredibly versatile, and it can usually withstand temperatures of 15-20° F, so it’s very hardy and can be grown and harvested very late into the fall and winter in most areas of the country.
Carrots are a classic staple of fall planting. Like beets, they become extra sugary and delicious when grown in cold weather. They can survive in temperatures as low as 15° F, but if the weather stays very cold for a prolonged period of time, they will tend to grow pale and have an elongated root.
Green onions are actually extremely hardy, and can withstand the coldest temperatures – when well-rooted in a healthy garden, they are cold hardy to temperatures of -10° F. You can plant them in the late summer and early autumn and pull them out of your garden as you need them throughout the late fall and winter months.
Plant These 5 Vegetables For A Great Fall/Winter Harvest!
These plants are hardy, tasty, and easy to grow in the fall and winter. Need tools, supplies, and tips for planting a fall/winter garden? The Soil King can help. Shop online now, or find a distributor near you to pick up our products and ensure a great harvest this season.